Call of Duty Legend “Censor” Announces Retirement from Competitive Scene

Call of Duty Legend “Censor” Announces Retirement from Competitive Scene

31. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

After a remarkable 13-year journey, Doug “Censor” Martin, a stalwart of competitive Call of Duty, has announced his retirement.

His persistence in the sport, outlasting other legends like Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Ian “Crimsix” Porter, and Seth “Scump” Abner, is commendable. Despite years in the Challengers League, Censor has decided to step away, marking the end of an era.

Pursuing a New Challenge: Guinness World Record

Apart from being a celebrated Call of Duty player, Censor has amassed over 2 million YouTube subscribers, thanks to his diverse content ranging from vlogs and pranks to gameplays.

With his retirement announcement, Censor expressed his new ambition: breaking the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in a single day, currently held at 8,600 by Australian Gary Lloyd.

Reflecting on Censor’s Impactful CoD Career

Censor’s Call of Duty career, officially starting in 2011, boasts significant achievements. He clinched the MLG National Championship 2011 with Quantic Nex-TT-hreat and later, in 2014, the Call of Duty Championship US Regional Final with Strictly Business.

His tenure with FaZe as a content creator and player, including a win at UMG Nashville 2014, further solidifies his legacy in the game.

Censor’s Journey Through Teams

From 2014 to 2024, Censor’s career saw him move across various teams, always striving to secure a spot on a Call of Duty League starting roster. His competitive spirit remained undimmed, culminating in a 9th-12th place finish at the Challengers Major 1 event.

Community’s Outpouring of Support

The announcement of Censor’s retirement has drawn immense support from fans and professional players alike, who have taken to social media to encourage him in his new endeavors.

The End of an Era in Competitive Call of Duty

Censor’s departure from competitive Call of Duty is not just the end of a career but marks the transition of a legend from the esports arena to a new field of challenge. His determination and resilience will continue to inspire both in and out of the gaming world.